FINE CERAMICS WORLD
Introduction to Fine Ceramics
Characteristics of Fine Ceramics
Electrical
Optical
Physical
Thermal
Chemical
Learning About Fine Ceramics
Fine Ceramics in Daily Life
Related Information
The Kyocera Museum of Fine CeramicsSeparate window
KYOCERA CorporationSeparate window
  HOME > Characteristics of Fine Ceramics 
Characteristics of Fine Ceramics
The major characteristics of Fine Ceramics (also known as “advanced ceramics”) can be divided into the following five categories. This Web site provides a brief introduction to each characteristic followed by more in-depth descriptions.

Electrical Optical
Insulation
Dielectricity
Conductivity
Piezoelectricity
Magnetism
Superconductivity
Overview
Physical Thermal
Hardness
Rigidity
Toughness
Specific Gravity
Heat Resistance
Thermal Expansion
Thermal Conductivity
Chemical  
Chemical Resistance
Biocompatibility
 
 
  Note: Values of the characteristics of Fine Ceramics shown in all graphs except those for chemical resistance are quoted from Characteristics of Kyocera Technical Ceramics (pdf/237KB). Metallic values and chemical resistance values are from the Japanese Society of Tribologists Research Group, Tribology of Ceramics. Tokyo: Yokendo.
 
   
 
The term "Fine Ceramics" is interchangeable with "advanced ceramics," "technical ceramics" and "engineered ceramics." Use varies by region and industry.
Top of page
Contact Terms of use Privacy Sitemap
To Home Page of Kyocera Corporation website
Copyright KYOCERA Corporation